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Insect Olfaction

Edited by B S Hansson 
Springer Verlag  1999  


Hardcover  457 pages  ISBN 9783540650348      £305.00
The insect olfactory system has become a very important model of sensory function, morphology and development. Extensive research covering a number of insect orders has provided a considerable amount of data of which this book provides a comprehensive overview. A special emphasis is placed on pheromone-specific and host-related detection and processing of odour information that are of importance both in insect reproduction and feeding, but also in biological control, monitoring and integrated pest management. This is a valuable information source, not only for researchers and students in the field of insect olfaction, but also for those working on sensory systems, in entomology, neurophysiology, and pest control. The contents include:

  • Morphology and development of the peripheral olfactory organs.
  • Perireceptor events and transduction mechanisms in insect olfaction.
  • Function of peripheral olfactory organs.
  • Antennal lobe structure.
  • Functional characteristics of the antennal lobe.
  • Neural dynamics, oscillatory synchronisation, and odour codes.
  • Neuroactive substances in the antennal lobe.
  • Development of olfactory glomeruli.
  • Protocerebral olfactory processing.
  • Olfactory neurogenetics.
  • Olfactory-released behaviours.
  • Applied aspects of insect olfaction

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